Edward Jones & Son, Solicitors' Records

Scope and Content

Records of Edward Jones & Son, 1801-1973, comprising solicitors' records, 1837-1971, including general correspondence, 1881-1965, letter books, 1909-1971, accounts, 1890-1966, insurance papers, 1894-1961, and practice papers, 1880-1967; court cases and related papers, 1883-1973; papers relating to business and industry, 1899-1965, including various quarries, 1899-1964, and Festiniog Carpets Ltd, 1946-1956; wills relating mainly to the Blaenau Ffestiniog area, 1857-1968; tenancy records, 1836-1960, including leases and tenancy agreements relating mainly to properties in Ffestiniog, 1836-1960, and letters, 1894-1955; deeds and documents relating to properties in Ffestiniog, Trawsfynydd and elsewhere in Merionethshire, and in Caernarfonshire and Montgomeryshire, 1801-1966; papers of H. Evans Jones relating to the Liberal Party and the 1955 General Election, 1897-1899, 1951-1959; records of Ffestiniog Urban District Council, 1899-1969, and Merioneth County Council, 1922-1963; papers relating to education, 1889-1968, including Ffestiniog County School, 1895-1968, and Ffestiniog School Board, 1889-1960; records relating to charities including the St John Ambulance, 1915-1961, various societies, 1896-1962, Wesleyan Methodist Circuits, 1860, 1898-1957, and other religious bodies, 1888-1958; maps and plans relating to Merionethshire, 1900-1961; and papers relating to public undertakings, 1906-1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Jones & Son is a firm of solicitors in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. The firm appears to have been a successor to R. O. Jones & Davies, Solicitors, headed by Robert Owen Jones (fl. 1882-1912). That partnership was dissolved in 1911. The firms' client base was mainly in Blaenau Ffestiniog and surrounding areas. Edward Jones (fl. 1911-1950) and Henry Evans Jones (fl. [1933]-1976) acted as Clerks to Ffestiniog Urban District Council, Ffestiniog School Board and the Governors of Ffestiniog County School. Edward Jones was Steward of the Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, Blaenau Ffestiniog. H. Evans Jones was the Liberal candidate for Merionethshire in the 1955 General Election, and was County Commissioner of the St John Ambulance Brigade, Merionethshire.


Arranged into the following: solicitors' records; court cases and related papers; business and industrial papers; wills; tenancy; land and property; Liberal Party candidacy; Ffestiniog UDC; local government records; Coroner's records; charities; societies; religious bodies; maps and plans; and public undertakings.

Access Information

Coroner's reports (Z/DU/10) are closed for 100 years.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Edward Jones & Son, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Solicitor's Records, catalogue (5 volumes).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The Coroner's reports (Z/DU/10) are uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


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